Monday, March 29, 2010

Stampers Sampler- Published

Fall Splendor. I used stamps from Artistic Outpost the Old Grist Mill
Dads Day- Stamps byI Brake For Stamps and text by
Scrolls Work

I just received my new issue of Stampers' Sampler. Wow, I love the new layouts. If you haven't seen it yet its a must! I feel so lucky to have 4 of my pieces grace the pages of this beautiful issue. Here's a little sneak peek of two of them. If you'd like to see the rest or find out how I created them pick up your own issue. You'll love it!! You can find it and many other great publications at Stampington

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Conductor


This week for my post on Artistic Outpost
I would like to share another Steampunk Creation. Using the new Steampunk plate. I used the Antiqued Glimmers technique from TJ as the base for the train image.

I feel rather connected to these images. You see my Grandfather whom sadly I never met, worked on the railroad most of his life. I can remember my Grandma telling stories on how he would bring hobos who were riding the rails home for dinner for a hot meal. He had a big heart that was full of compassion. I suppose its a tribute to the Great man he was!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Now Closed-Finished Epoxy Jewelry and Blog Candy

Well as promised. Its Thursday and I have some of the jewelry pieces done as well as some blog candy. The first is a Vintage lace collar with some gorgeous vintage jewelry pieces added. This piece will be going into my Etsy shop. A pendant that radiates its beauty with a small cross at the bottom. For the Diva extraordinaire a Beautiful pendant with vintage beads and jewels.Another Etsy piece. This one will grow on you!
" Sweet as a Rose" Up for grabs this Lovely pendant with vintage jewelry added. Its much prettier in person. Denim and Blues, A handmade base with epoxy resin angel, glass beads and lock and key hang from a lovely chain. The winner can have this customized as either a pendant, a pin. or left to use in there own artwork. See below for details.

As you can tell I'm not finished with all the pieces I've been working on but a good start none the less. So here's how it works.
Post a comment here and your entered, That's it! Make sure I have a way to contact you if you don't have a blog! Only one enter per person. But if you'd like to win the last piece I've shown, post on your blog and make sure your visitors tell me where they heard about it.(they must list your name or Blog name) The one who sends over the most will win this adorable Denim and Blues piece.

Also for every 100 comments I will add another jewelry piece to the pot. So who knows how many I'll be giving away. I'll keep working, you keep them coming! The blog candy will run for approximately one week and will end on Saturday March 27th at noon MST. I will post the winners on Saturday evening and let them pick in the order selected. I will send a list and available pieces to each winner. Best of luck.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gothic Arches- Nesting


This week on Gothic Arches your to use the photo they provided. Well since I'm so far behind on my Easter cards I figured now was a good time to get productive. My stamps are from
Artistic Outpost Birds of A Feather plate.
The nest and birds are from Retro Art Cafe
I spritzed it all with a little glimmer mist to soften the effect. Go check them all out and play along!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Releases!!!! Artistic Outpost- Theme Thursday



I used lots of the new images from the Steampunk plate on my hanging.


A Lovely Day
A fabric sampler with Sheer Heaven transfers

The March Artistic Outpost releases are now available! To celebrate this release, Artistic Outpost is featuring 15% off just about everything in their store**. Just use coupon code: spring2010_15 at check out, but hurry, this Coupon Code is only valid through March 31, 2010.**Coupon code not good on EZMount products.
Lovely Day: Inspired by the lovely country side of Holland, this collection features a Dutch bicycle complete with basket, a windmill that looks almost like a photo, but lends itself to coloring nicely, and an adorable little girl who is cradling a bouquet of flowers in her hands. Entire collection includes 9 images including multi-use quotations and sentiments. SteamPunk: Featuring 10 masculine, Victorian era images, Steampunk is a fun and diverse collection. These stamps will be perfect for an altered, grungy mixed-media piece or a simple "Father Day's" card. Looking for more inspiration using these new releases stop by the other Design Team Members Blogs:
Feelin Sharp
Queen Of Grunge
Splendiferous Creations
Ink It Up Stamp It Out
Creating My Style
Robin's Artful Musings
Stamp Tramp
Toni's Adventuures in Stamping and Scrapbooking
Ingenious Inkling Stephanie - March Guest Designer
Check out the challenge at Theme Thursday my piece also fits in with the masculine challenge.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Playing with Epoxy Resin and Blog Candy



I've been having lots of fun trying out a new technique using 2 part epoxy resin and some vintage jewelry pieces. This stuff is so cool. It stays crystal clear no matter how deep it is. Its called Water clear. But warning... do follow ALL directions if you decide to try it out. Its very toxic and can cause serious health problems. I've tried lots of others and haven't had the same results as this.
Don't you think its time for a Giveaway?
I'll be putting together some jewelry pieces to go on my Etsy site but will also be giving away some of these as blog candy. I hope to have my giveaway posted on Thursday so come back and sign up and see what I'm offering.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Paper Fringe Tutorial


I did a Fun Paper fringe Tutorial on the Gingersnap Creations blog today. Stop on by to learn how to make your own paper fringe!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Artistic Outpost Birthday


Artistic Outpost and
Gingersnap Creations are celebrating all month long with contests and Giveaways. Heres a Birthday card I made with the Birds of A Feather plate, I've etched the bird on a copper sheet of metal. Go check either site and join in on the fun!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Distressed


Here's a Distressed card for the Lots to do challenge, you can find it hereLots to Do Challenge
I distressed the seam binding as well as the card. Used some old pattern pieces, a distressed book page and old buttons. The image is from I Brake For Stamps. Its also a Birthday card for a Dear friend!

Friday, March 5, 2010

ATC's Steampunk




Heres a few Atc's I did for an upcoming swap. Thought I'd share a few with you.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Tag- Its for the Birds!


Oh yes, aren't we all ready for spring? I decided on the beautiful Robins egg blue for my second color along with brown in the Tag Tuesday challenge at Kard Krazy. My stamps are from
Artistic Outpost. Go see all the sweet tags and play along. Its fun!! Theres also a tag challenge at Crazy Amigos
So this is double duty this week!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Birthday Celebration


A Birthday celebration is underway at Gingersnap Creations. Along with Artistic Outpost,Go to either site to see how you can win a present! Here's my little card celebrating the special day. The stamps are from Artistic Outpost of course the newest Paris Exposition and the Birds Of A Feather. Hope you join in on the FUN!! Gingersnap Creations is still taking applications for two design team members. Its a GREAT group come-on you know you want to!

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